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Japan360 Joins UPH Las Pinas University Days

University days always bring that unexplainable excitement to everyone. Students are looking forward to that fun-filled week with loads of entertainment for all students and faculty. We are very grateful to be invited to participate in UPH’s university days. This is perhaps the perfect chance for us to introduce and launch Japan-360.net to the public.

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February 15, 2019

Data Errors in Salary Make Japanese Government Look Like Fools

Nearly 80 percent of people have lost trust in the Japanese government’s economic indicators in the wake of a recent revelation that years of faulty wage data have been released, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.   In a nationwide opinion poll conducted Saturday and Sunday, the support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet

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January 15, 2019

Foreign Workers Now Wanted and Needed; Old Laws Dying

Japan’s aging population and shrinking workforce have seen to changes in immigration laws. The new immigration law approved earlier this month is somewhat flawed though many observers hold it as necessary. There are other views to this new law as well but the most obvious is that Japan must either open it’s borders or watch

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January 10, 2019

Advisers support aid for foreign workers with new residential status

The ministry of labor will enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.   The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s plan is the stationing of about 170 people — advisers who will visit the

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December 11, 2018

What is the Average Salary in Japan by Age and Occupation?

photo credit to: https://checkinprice.com Japan has long been thought to provide very good salaries to it’s salary workers. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the salary is high but taxes and rent is just as high and sometimes, depending on your age and occupation, it might take a significant chunk out of your pocket

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December 11, 2018

14 Japanese industries to hire foreign workers under new visa status

14 business sectors are keen to accept foreign workers under a new residence status that the government aims to introduce in April next year, informed sources said Tuesday.   This will be a big boost of morale for the workers as they may have a chance at a better life and the Japanese people will

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December 11, 2018

Foreign Nurse’s Language Skills remain Concerning

While a new visa system approved by the Diet and to take effect in April has been welcomed by Japan’s labor-short nursing care businesses, questions remain about how to provide sufficient Japanese language education for foreign workers.   Regardless of Japan taking steps taken in recent years to relax rules on foreign workers in the

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December 11, 2018

Japan will open it’s doors to more foreign workers totaling 345,000

Japan’s population shrank 0.3% to 125.2 million as the country recorded less than a million births. This is the lowest number since 1899. And with more than 20% of its citizens at the age of 65 or older, the number of available jobs far outstrips the number of workers.   Consequently, the current administration under

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December 11, 2018

Don’t Understate Your Salary No Matter How Small

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested Monday on suspicion of understating his salary in Japan by 5 billion yen ($44 million),Tokyo prosecutors said, dealing a serious blow to the automaker that was saved and driven to growth path by the charismatic executive.   The 64-year-old executive, who is also chairman and CEO of

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November 21, 2018

Japan to hire 60,000 foreigners. As Long as You’re a Nurse

photo credit to: https://asia.nikkei.com Japan’s nursing care businesses are expected to accept up to 60,000 foreign workers over five years, the highest number among 14 industrial sectors facing labor shortages that will be subject to proposed changes of the immigration law, the government said Wednesday.   Disclosing a number of estimates to the ruling and

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November 16, 2018